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Domestic and commercial properties in Burgess Hill, Brighton, Horsham, Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas of Sussex, Surrey and Kent are susceptible to dry rot, which can result from rising damp. At Pro Treatments Ltd, our expert team can survey properties, situated in Fulham and the South West London area, to prevent dry rot from weakening the foundations, causing safety hazards and permanent damage.
Dry rot is caused when wood is exposed to moisture in a poorly ventilated area. When this happens over time, a fungus (Serpula Lacrymans) grows and begins to attack the wooden foundations, causing it to decay. Site inspections for signs of damp, especially after heavy rainfall, drainage overflows or flooding, can identify dry rot damage at earlier stages. However, home and business owners in Burgess Hill, Brighton, Horsham, Haywards Heath and the nearby Sussex, Surrey and Kent areas will soon be able to spot if dry rot is present.
If in doubt, we will thoroughly check properties in the South East, including Fulham and the South West London areas.
Step 1: Survey the Property – Clients in Fulham and South West London, plus Sussex, Surrey and Kent locations, which include Burgess Hill, Brighton, Horsham and Haywards Heath, can rely on our Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) qualified team to inspect the problematic area and assess the issue.
Step 2: Remove Decaying Timber – Any deteriorated materials exposed to the fungus, such as wooden skirting boards, steps, panels, flooring and wall or ceiling plaster, will be safely removed.
Step 3: Eliminate the Moisture – We will need to ensure the area is dried to eliminate the moisture from causing continued damage to the structural components of your property in Burgess Hill, Brighton, Horsham, Haywards Heath, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. This extends to damp properties in Fulham and the surrounding South West London areas.
Step 4: Apply Dry Rot Treatments – A fungicide resin will be applied to the affective surfaces, which eradicates fungus and fungal spore, in a similar way to water-based woodworm solutions. This dry rot fungicide acts as an effective woodworm treatment, preventing damage from insects, moulds and fungi combined.
Step 5: Replace Structural Materials – Once the dry rot treatment has been administered, our CSRT specialists will issue another inspection. Once the fungus and dry rot issue has been resolved, replacement timber materials which have been treated can be installed.
Dry rot requires less moisture for fungi to grow and compromise the integrity of a property’s foundation, in comparison to wet rot. The mould and fungi which grow as the result of wet rot can be spotted in saturated areas, increasing the likelihood of woodworm if the foundations of your Fulham and South West London property are suffering from rising damp.
In cases like these, properties in Burgess Hill, Brighton, Horsham, Haywards Heath and the surrounding Sussex, Surrey and Kent areas can be treated for wet rot in a similar way to dry rot.
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